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Appendix B Acronyms ABE Autonomous Benthic Explorer ABS American Bureau of Shipping AUV autonomous underwater vehicle BBC British Broadcasting Corporation CCD charge-coupled device CoML Consensus of Marine Life COTS commercial off-the-shelf CPU central processing unit CSSF Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility DESCEND DEveloping Submergence SCiencE for the Next Decade DESSC Deep Submergence Science Committee DP dynamic positioning DSV Deep Submergence Vehicle DV digital video FOV field of view GTAW gas tungsten arc welding HARP High-Gain Avalanche Rushing Photoconductor HBOI Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution HCI human-computer interface HD high definition HDTV high-definition television HOV Human Occupied Vehicles 125

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126 H-SI Human-System Integration HURL Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory APPENDIX B IFREMER French Research Institute for Exploration of the Seas rAMSTEC Japan Marine Science and Technology Center AL Johnson Sea-Links I and II liquid crystal display MBARI MG&G MOA NDSF NMR NOAA NRC NSF NURP OCE ONR OOI OS PI RIDGE ROV SC SONAR SSSC SWATH TMS UAV UNOLS VR WHOI Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute marine geology and geophysics Memorandum of Agreement National Deep Submergence Facility Nuclear Magnetic Resonance National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Research Council National Science Foundation NOAA's Undersea Research Program NSF's Ocean Sciences Division Office of Naval Research NSF's Ocean Observatories Initiative operating system . . prmc~pal investigator Ridge Interdisciplinary Global Experiments remotely operated vehicle spatially correspondent sound navigation and ranging Submersible Science Study Committee small waterplane area twin hull tether management system unmanned aerial vehicle University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System virtual reality Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution